Skip to main content
more options
  banner  
  homemission_goalsicm_memberseventscontacticm_linksextras  
     
 

   CALL FOR PROPOSALS / 2014-15
r1
Call for Proposals
The Institute for Comparative Modernities’ 2014–15 Graduate Reading Groups
moremore
more
r3

   DAK'ART 2014 CONFERENCE
r1
conference_2012
r3

   SAN FRANCISCO / CONFERENCE
r1
conference_2012
r3


   PROJECTS OF THE INSTITUTE
r1

2013-2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Graduate reading groups

2012-2013 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Graduate reading groups

2011-12 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Graduate reading groups

2010-11 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Graduate reading groups

2009-10 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Graduate reading groups

ICM NEWSLETTER #1 - SPRING 2009

ICM NEWSLETTER #2 - FALL 2010

ICM NEWSLETTER #3 - SPRING 2012


ICM NEWSLETTER #4 - FALL 2012


fb

r3

   ICM VIDEO ARCHIVE
r1
video

video
r3

   RETHINKING COSMOPOLITANISM
r1
conference_2012
r3

   CONFERENCE 2012 (FALL)
r1
conference_2012
r3





   
   FALL 2014 EVENTS
r1
Craib

Tuesday, September 9, 4:45 p.m.
Raymond Craib, Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University
Lecture Series
Subversive Santiago, 1920
Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Cornell University
moremoremore
..................................


r3

   ABOUT THE ICM
r1
yinka

the Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) addresses a key problem in the study of modern culture and society: the transnational history of modernity and its global scope. A broad range of scholarship over the last few decades has contested and complicated the two primary dimensions of the received narrative of modernity: that it arose strictly within the confines of Europe; and that its extension outside Europe was a matter of simple diffusion and imitation. What is emerging instead is an account of modernity as a global process in which deep and multifarious interconnections have created complementary cultural formations.

The Institute is dedicated to the study of modernity in such a transnational and comparative perspective. Its primary emphasis will fall on neglected or under-studied articulations of modernity outside of the historically constituted hegemonic spaces of Europe and the United States, but it will also give serious attention to conflicts and complexities within the West. Inadequate understandings of the complex history of modernity have led to simplistic and untenable positions that unknowingly repeat colonialism’s ideological juxtapositions of “us” and “them,” with modernity (and all the positive connotations of historical progress that accrue to the term) all on one side and inscrutable backwardness all on the other. This results in ghettoized scholarship that is damaging to all.

The standard equation of modernity with the West needs to be problematized and opened up to comparative examination. The Institute hopes to galvanize work in this direction by encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborative research that advances a genuinely global analysis of modernity that is also empirically faithful to geographical and historical specificity. By bringing attention to less frequently studied aesthetic and social practices from non-Western and immigrant communities, the Institute hopes to correct accounts of modernity as primarily Western in origin and dynamics.
....................................

The Institute for Comparative Modernities
PHONE: 607.255.8073 • FAX: 607.254.7244
EMAIL: ab449@cornell.edu

r3


   ARTIST/SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE
r1

residence

r3

   HIGHLIGHTS
r1
tariq
r3